We think of weeds as all bad. But looked at slightly differently I wish Christians were more like weeds.

They grow anywhere. They endure drought. They reproduce through roots and hundreds of seeds. Without control weeds will take over the ground of any territory.

Spreading the love of God constitutes the prime mission of Christians. Yet how much time and energy do ChristiansĀ  spend on their purpose?

The roots of some weeds are so dense it takes a shovel to get them out, like plantain. Some roots are deep and beyond reach, like thistles, milkweed and bindweed. Still others have a long root that breaks when the plant gets pulled and simply starts to grow again, like dandelions and wild carrot.

But Christians are so lazy that they do not know the Bible, except what someone else tells them about it. Paraclete has become a tool rather than a Person. And the gathering for worship has more to do with show, habit, and selfish purpose than humbling self before Almighty Creator. So without good roots they wither up and serve self rather than the Saviour.

As Paul warns Timothy, “You must understand this: In the last days there will be violent periods of time. 2 People will be selfish and love money. They will brag, be arrogant, and use abusive language. They will curse their parents, show no gratitude, have no respect for what is holy, 3 and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good. 4 They will be traitors. They will be reckless and conceited. They will love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people” (2 Timothy 3:1-5 God’s Word).

So, are you a good weed or a bad apple?